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YouTuber Shane Dawson To Star In His Own Comedy For NBC

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11/14/2013 9:27 am
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YouTuber Shane Dawson To Star In His Own Comedy For NBC
Media Courtesy of Deadline

Kay Ziegler

Staff Writer

YouTube isn't just for small-time bloggers and video editors. It's a place where talented folk want to be seen and heard without the confines of a major studio or label. Many people make their living off creating YouTube programs. Alex Day, Felix Arvid, Ulf Kjellberg, and Hannah Hart are but four YouTubers who make a career out of documenting their lives and the world around them. However, the Indie vibe of YouTube is changing. The mainstream entertainment industry has begun to post videos on this uber popular creative space. Because media giants have infiltrated this bit of cyber space, the production value and quality of the videos have improved immensely. Quality pieces get noticed and get the views video makers long for. Some media moguls have turned to YouTube to find the next big thing (Justin Bieber, anyone?). And it seems they might have found it. Extremely popular YouTuber Shane Dawson is taking the story of his life and turning it into a television show for NBC. Teaming up with The Big C's Darlene Hunt, Shane Dawson is creating a weight-loss comedy. Losin' It, will be a "single-camera half-hour" program inspired "by Dawson's real-life experiences as someone who was formerly overweight." The show will be written and produced by Hunt, along with Sony Pictures TV. Dawson will join the crew as executive producer. Along with Hunt and Dawson, Lauren Schnipper will help produce. All three will share the story-by credit. For those unfamiliar with Dawson, he's a YouTuber who blogs, as well as creates comedy skits featuring a slew of reoccurring characters. Often his videos parody life and spoof notable celebrities. In total, Dawson has 9 million subscribers on 3 different channels. So, what do you think of this possible TV show? Do you like that YouTubers are going to television and television is coming to YouTube? Will talented vloggers continue to transition to television?


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